Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Sculpture and Time

All photos taken in the cemetery in Provincetown, MA
The illusion of technology is that thousand of things can happen all at once. Quickly.
The hardest part of getting any real art work accomplished is slowing way down and doing just one thing.

Creating any art is a slow processes that requires one to be fully present. Present in each choice, each action. You must be with the work as it is, while also holding a clear idea of where it needs to go and what it will eventually look like.

The truth is any craft requires the slowing of time.
If you want your work to last, you must take your time.

I'm usually in a panic because I'm trying to hurry the art and me. I love the phrase "Dying into the work." (It just appeared somehow)  I grudgingly give up my idea of how it should be quickly and easily accomplished for the reality that I have no idea how long it will take. It will take as long as it takes.

What's the energy like in your studio when you're working?

1 comment:

Theresa Cheek said...

frenetic!!! Loud music, hot tea(licorice spice!) paint and brushes everywhere!